A while back one of the other CAD Geeks blogged about this tool also.
I wanted to take it a bit further in detail.
Feature Recognition is a very usefull tool for making more inteligent models out of data that is created in other CAD packages. Sometimes not all of the features can be generated by using the automatic function. When this happens I use the same tool but go at it a litlle more manualy.
You can also pick like features at the same time to speed this up.
I used this to take some data from a Pro-E file type and make an Inventor part with true features.
This can save you hours of time by not having to remodel from scratch a needed part.
Check out my video here:
Jim…..Another INCAT CAD Geek!
When working with translated data you may have to perform changes to that data or may have to remodel it since it can’t easily be changed. Autodesk Labs to the rescue!!! Feature Recognition allows you to take translated data and create a basic history tree. The history tree will include a base sketch, fillets, chamfers, extruded and revolved features, shell and sweep features and sculpt features. They say on the website it works with neutral cad formats like step, sat and iges but I found it works with solid works data and have not tested any other formats at this time.
Check out my video of how to do this.
Submitted by Dave of the INCAT CAD Geeks